No-Show Policy


When a student does not attend their scheduled recruitment events, that behavior negatively impact the reputation of Career Services, the student body, and USF as a whole. For those employers who have traveled from outside the area or who are just beginning their recruiting relationship with the university, this conduct is especially detrimental.

No-Show Policy

USF Career Services has a zero tolerance policy with regard to no-shows for all scheduled employer related interviews, career fairs, meetings, or networking events.

If a student is unable to participate in a pre-scheduled meeting, they must take proper action within Handshake to cancel any scheduled sessions and provide written notice to Career Services (via at least 48-hours prior to the meeting start time. If notice is not received, the student will be considered a "No-Show" for their pre-scheduled meeting and will be subject to the following:

  1. The student must schedule an appointment with their Career Consultant for a Professional Conduct meeting within 15 days of the No-Show. You will need to contact Career Services to do this.
  2. The student must write a personalized apology letter to the employer, to be submitted to and reviewed by the Career Consultant. This letter will be sent directly to the employer upon approval by the student.
  3. The student may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development as a possible violation of the Student Code of Conduct (USF Policy E-USF6.0021) as this impacts both the perceived level of professionalism of our office and yourself with employers or external constituents as well as the success of your fellow students.
  4. The student's academic department will be notified of the no-show.

The student's Handshake account will be suspended 15 days after the missed event, until these steps have been completed.